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A space to live and learn

Ireland is a special and exciting place for anyone who wants to think, explore and learn. Culturally rich and endlessly curious, we love to challenge, debate, imagine and create. Our universities and colleges combine academic excellence with transformative student experiences. We have become a global research leader in areas such as chemistry, nanotechnology, immunology, agriculture, materials science and mathematics. 

Thinking About Studying in Ireland?

A third-level education isn’t just about earning a qualification – it’s also about opening yourself up to new ideas, broadening your perspective and making life-long friends and memories. Studying in Ireland offers you all of that and more. Here you’ll have the chance to study in the country that is first in the world for knowledge diffusion and the seventh most innovative according to the Global Innovation Index 2016. 

Ireland offers you over 5,000 internationally recognised qualifications and a famously rich social and cultural life – the perfect environment for your higher education. 

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of 19 EU countries for international student satisfaction (, 2016 survey)
of our population is under 25 (Census 2016)
in the world for knowledge diffusion (Global Innovation Index 2016)


Central Statistics Office

Ireland's national statistical office.

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Department of Education and Skills 

Developing and supporting the Irish education system.

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Education in Ireland

Promoting Irish Higher Education Institutions overseas.

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Higher Education Authority

Developing the Irish higher education and research system.

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Irish Research Council

Enabling and sustaining a vibrant research community in Ireland by supporting excellent researchers in all disciplines.

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Science Foundation Ireland

Funding oriented basic and applied research in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Union of Students Ireland

Representing 374,000 students in third level education on the Island of Ireland.

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